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Ledger carriers annual greeting 1862: Girard College (Philadelphia)

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia


View of Girard College at Girard Avenue facing northwest from Corinthian Avenue including Founder's Hall and the eastern and western outbuildings. Street scene in the foreground includes a streetcar drawn by a team of six horses, elegantly dressed couples strolling, and an African American man leaning against a pole smoking a pipe. The college buildings, designed by Philadelphia architect Thomas Ustick Walter in the Greek Revival style, were constructed from 1833-1847. Girard College was established through a bequest from Stephen Girard, a Philadelphia financier and philanthropist, for the creation of a school for poor white male orphans.; After drawing by Augustus Kollner published as plate 9 of a series of fifty-four lithographs executed by Isidore Laurent Deroy issued as a bound volume in New York and Paris by Goupil, Vibert and Company from 1848 to 1851 under the title "Views of American Cities."

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